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2018 Honolulu Marathon Elite Field

2018 Honolulu Marathon Elite Field

The Honolulu Marathon is committed to world class elite competition and has assembled a strong field for the 2018 race.
At the 2017 Honolulu Marathon, Lawrence Cherono’s winning time was the fastest marathon recorded in the United States for that year. He also set the course record at 2:08:27.
See the bios of the 2018 Elite men’s and women’s field below.
Prize money Structure
Course Records & History

Wilson Chebet Kenya, (1985) - Adidas
Wilson Chebet is a veteran of the marathon. He has consistently come back to Hawaii to race the Honolulu Marathon for at least the past four years. He won the event in 2014 - running 2:15:35.
Vincent Yator Kenya, (1989) - Adidas
Vincent Yator’s resume shows versatility among distances from the 3K, all the way to the marathon. Last year, Yator earned a podium finish at the Honolulu Marathon by placing third in 2:10:38.
Philip Tarbei Kenya, (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Philip Tarbei is a common face seen in Honolulu. Already he is a two-time Hapalua Half winner - having won the 2017 installment by running 1:03:27.
Titus Ekiru Kenya, (1992) - NIKE
Titus Ekiru is a Kenyan half/full marathoner representing Nike. In 2016, he was second in the Casablanca Half Marathon, running 2:15:43. He earned his first win at the 2017 Sevilla Marathon in 2:07:43. He has competed at the Honolulu Marathon once before - placing fourth last year.
Reuben Kerio Kenya, (1994) - Nike
Reuben Kerio is a Kenyan marathoner known for winning the 2017 Košice Peace Marathon - an IAAF Silver Label race - in 2:08:12. He returned in 2018 to place fourth - running a time of 2:09:23. In 2017, he also won the Verbania Lago Maggiore Half Marathon in 1:01:21.
Charles Cheruiyot Kenya, (1988) - Adidas - Pacer
Charles Cheruiyot is a Kenyan marathoner pacing this year’s elites. He holds personal bests of 1:01:12 in the HM - while having run a 2:10:09 for the full back in 2016 at the Vienna City Marathon. He also ran a personal best of 27:59 at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Titus Sang Kenya, (1992) ADIDAS RUNCZECH RACING - Pacer
Titus Sang is a pacer and member of the prestigious RunCzech Racing Team. In his HM debut, he placed third at the 2018 East Africa HM Championships in Burundi. Sang has also paced a marathon to 25 kilometers at 2:05 pace before. He looks strong to lead this year’s marathon field along the streets of Honolulu.
Ezekiel Kemboi Kenya, (1996) - ADIDAS RUNCZECH RACING - Pacer
Ezekiel Kemboi is an up-and-coming road racer - having placed seventh before at the 2018 Wurzburg 10K - running a time of 29:10. Kemboi is also a teammate and training partner of Joyciline Jepkosgei, the half marathon world record holder (who is making her debut).
Joyce Chepkirui Kenya, (1988) - Adidas
Joyce Chepkirui is a two time Honolulu Marathon winner (2014-2015). Representing Adidas, she earned an impressive 45 career wins. She now looks to reclaim her crown at the 2018 Honolulu Marathon.
Vivian Jerono Kiplagat Kenya, (1988) - Nike
Vivian Jerono Kiplagat is a Kenyan born athlete representing Nike. She won three of four international competitions in 2018, remaining undefeated in the half marathon this year.
Sheila Jerotich Kenya, (1989) - Adidas
Sheila Jerotich is a versatile distance runner, spending her 2016 season ranging from the 1500m to HM before ultimately moving to the marathon.
Wilson Chebet Kenya, (1985) - Adidas
Wilson Chebet is a veteran of the marathon. He has consistently come back to Hawaii to race the Honolulu Marathon for at least the past four years. He won the event in 2014 - running 2:15:35.
Vincent Yator Kenya, (1989) - Adidas
Vincent Yator’s resume shows versatility among distances from the 3K, all the way to the marathon. Last year, Yator earned a podium finish at the Honolulu Marathon by placing third in 2:10:38.
Philip Tarbei Kenya, (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Philip Tarbei is a common face seen in Honolulu. Already he is a two-time Hapalua Half winner - having won the 2017 installment by running 1:03:27.
Titus Ekiru Kenya, (1992) - NIKE
Titus Ekiru is a Kenyan half/full marathoner representing Nike. In 2016, he was second in the Casablanca Half Marathon, running 2:15:43. He earned his first win at the 2017 Sevilla Marathon in 2:07:43. He has competed at the Honolulu Marathon once before - placing fourth last year.
Reuben Kerio Kenya, (1994) - Nike
Reuben Kerio is a Kenyan marathoner known for winning the 2017 Košice Peace Marathon - an IAAF Silver Label race - in 2:08:12. He returned in 2018 to place fourth - running a time of 2:09:23. In 2017, he also won the Verbania Lago Maggiore Half Marathon in 1:01:21.
Charles Cheruiyot Kenya, (1988) - Adidas - Pacer
Charles Cheruiyot is a Kenyan marathoner pacing this year’s elites. He holds personal bests of 1:01:12 in the HM - while having run a 2:10:09 for the full back in 2016 at the Vienna City Marathon. He also ran a personal best of 27:59 at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Titus Sang Kenya, (1992) ADIDAS RUNCZECH RACING - Pacer
Titus Sang is a pacer and member of the prestigious RunCzech Racing Team. In his HM debut, he placed third at the 2018 East Africa HM Championships in Burundi. Sang has also paced a marathon to 25 kilometers at 2:05 pace before. He looks strong to lead this year’s marathon field along the streets of Honolulu.
Ezekiel Kemboi Kenya, (1996) - ADIDAS RUNCZECH RACING - Pacer
Ezekiel Kemboi is an up-and-coming road racer - having placed seventh before at the 2018 Wurzburg 10K - running a time of 29:10. Kemboi is also a teammate and training partner of Joyciline Jepkosgei, the half marathon world record holder (who is making her debut).
Joyce Chepkirui Kenya, (1988) - Adidas
Joyce Chepkirui is a two time Honolulu Marathon winner (2014-2015). Representing Adidas, she earned an impressive 45 career wins. She now looks to reclaim her crown at the 2018 Honolulu Marathon.
Vivian Jerono Kiplagat Kenya, (1988) - Nike
Vivian Jerono Kiplagat is a Kenyan born athlete representing Nike. She won three of four international competitions in 2018, remaining undefeated in the half marathon this year.
Sheila Jerotich Kenya, (1989) - Adidas
Sheila Jerotich is a versatile distance runner, spending her 2016 season ranging from the 1500m to HM before ultimately moving to the marathon.